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Goondiwindi

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Three States In One Week

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    We have justified bringing our thermals and beanies! It was 0.6 deg this morning!
    An uneventful day on the road. Along with the usual workbook schooling, we learnt about the cotton farming industry. We were first alerted to cotton growing in the area when masses of tufts, not unlike cotton balls, appeared on the side of the road. We gathered some up and tried to work out what it was. Next, massive round yellow bales, laid long on trucks appeared. 
    I think I learnt as much about this industry as the kids, and will always remember Ben's line "so, without bees, we don't have undies"!
    Agriculture is clearly evident in the area, with huge grain piles, storage silos and processing equipment often seen.
     
    First meal was cooked in the Dream Pot. Making slow cooked meals in this fantastic thermal cooker involves starting the cooking process and getting the food to temperature, then simply placing the pot in its special insulated container and letting it do its thing. Voila! Dinner ready to be served when you arrive at your campsite that night.
    Today, I prepared chicken (no not lamb!) curry at our lunch stop whilst Rob and kids scootered into town to grab some groceries.
    Thank goodness for such a fantastic meal in our very ordinary overnight truck stop, at Monte Cristo, somewhere on the Leichhardt Hwy, somewhere in the middle of Queensland.
    Making yoghurt is also very simple, and is already a regular.
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  • Day7

    Goondiwindi - Redman Park

    January 12 in Australia

    Hot! After some very pleasant weather we are suddenly in the midst of a heat wave. We are camped at Goondiwindi at a rest stop and the heat has been quite oppressive. One does not feel like doing very much... And neither do I. Temperatures are reported up around 40 degrees.

    These little characters turned up to take a drink at a puddle. I decided they acted a lot like the coughs we had seen last year at Blowering Dam but you need to see them fly to see if they have the characteristic white on their wings. Pam did see them fly and confirmed who they were. They are becoming one of my favourite birds. They are mostly seen in cooperative family groups foraging along the ground like little mini chooks.

    Families include one breeding pair and siblings from earlier hatchings. All members contribute to rearing the latest brood. Group numbers vary depending on the environment, but we have mostly seen them in 5 to 10 per group. Sometimes individual birds defect to another group or sometimes are kidnapped since larger groups survive more readily.

    Mostly pedestrians, these funny little birds can fly very well displaying great skill and judgement in the air. Often one in the group will act as a lookout watching for intruders. A few loud chatters and the entire group is on high alert.
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  • Day6

    Queensland, time for some bear hunting

    December 17, 2015 in Australia

    Crossed the border into Queensland. Time to spot the Bundy Bear

You might also know this place by the following names:

Goondiwindi, GOO, グンディウィンディ, Гундивинди

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